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In Loving Memory

because God's love thrives
we are blessed with special people
who greatly enhance our lives
making life more wonderful
             for me, it was a sweet German lady
             my great-grandma, Hilda
             she was made of a special beauty
             and had the most vibrant aura
she was strong and independent
so funny and so feisty
loving and compassionate
the kind of woman I want to be
             the perfect role model
             for every young woman
             she was genuinely beautiful,
             sweet, intelligent and fun
I can still remember
when I was just a little girl
in the ice cream parlor
before adolescence's crazy twirl
             she asked if I wanted
             a banana split
             I looked at her and said,
             "No, Grandma Hilda, we can't afford it!"
I'd heard way too many
money fights between Mom and Dad
Grandma Hilda loved that story
and it was the best banana split I ever had
            I was only four years old
            and now I'm thirty-four
            every time that story she told
            the laughter would just roar
I'm so thankful she was there
on my lovely wedding day
with wisdom of love to share
those memories will never fade away
            so very much I love her
            and I know that she loved me
            I will cherish her forever
            that dear sweet lady from Germany

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